In the latest issue of Vanity Fair, Christopher Hitchens takes a stab at re-founding western culture.Read the rest of Christopher Hitchens shows God how it’s done.
Todd Kesselman is a PhD Candidate at the New School for Social Research in the department of Philosophy. His work is focused on the relation between psychoanalytic theory and German Idealism.
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The New York Times reports on abuse allegations within the Church of Scientology.Read the rest of Disgruntled Scientologists walk out with 999,999,987 years on their contract.
A new book by the german philosopher Theodor Ebert makes the claim that “Descartes died not through natural causes but from an arsenic-laced communion wafer given to him by a Catholic priest.”Read the rest of Arsenic-laced communion wafer killed father of modern philosophy?.
The University of California at Riverside will host a two day conference entitled Saving the Sacred in a Secular Age on February 26-27. Participants include Charles Taylor, Hubert Dreyfus, and Sean Kelly.Read the rest of Conference: “Saving the Sacred in a Secular Age”.
Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka describes the desperate situation in his native Nigeria in an interview with The Daily Beast’s Tunku Varadarajan.Read the rest of The power over life and death.
Julia Kristeva’s latest work, This Incredible Need to Believe, explores the fundamental role of belief within the psyche, as it relates to structures of self-identity and the production of meaning. On this basis, she argues for a new political orientation that would address the compelling force of belief within the secular world.Read the rest of This Incredible Need to Believe.